Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In Focus: Spellbinders Be Bold Color Block Collection

Hi there friends,

Today is release day at Spellbinders and I have two cards to share with one of the new collections, called Be Bold Color Block! There's two die sets in this collection:

I also used an additional two die sets to create the flower clusters on my projects:
I have a process video for you at the end of this post, so I'll just leave you with photos here. If you're interested in how these came together, what supplies I've used, please stop by my You Tube channel! All supplies are linked in the description box below the video. 

Here's the process video, if you'd like to see how these cards came together:

That's it for today guys!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have great day!


Friday, October 8, 2021

Beach Day - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hi there friends,

I'm back with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team! Obviously I've used the beautiful new Bungalow Lane collection! I was so drawn to the scallop paper - it's a design that Paige had in previous collections as well, and I've always loved creating different layout designs with it. I have made a similar one to today's page before, I believe it was with the Whimsical collection!

I started out by cutting the scallop paper from the 12x12" pad into strips, then using a 1" circle punch, I punched out my semi-circles. I then sorted them by color and started building my scallops in a rainbow order. Or rather, from lightest to darkest colors, using the same color per line.

I adhered these to my white background, just lightly, because I knew I was going to add some machine stitching over them. I didn't use a ruler or anything, just eyeballed the placement. I don't mind if it's a bit crooked!

Next, I figured out how I want the rest of my layout to look: where to place my title and photos. Once I was settled on the design, I glued everything down. I layered some tissue papers and ephemera pieces behind my photos and added a chipboard frame on top of the photo on the right. 

Using a piece of twine, I hung the One Fine Day chipboard tag onto my frame before attaching it to my photo. Then I went through the embellishments and pulled out a few things I thought would work: a few stickers, phrase thickers, leaf embellishments. I glued these down, stamped my date onto a sticker label and added my journaling. Finally, I bent up the scallops a little bit, to give them a bit of dimension. Because dimension is everything!

Here's the process video, if you want to see how this layout came together:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an awesome day!


Friday, October 1, 2021

In the spotlight: Spellbinders Small and Large Die of the Month kits - October 2021

Hi there friends,

It's that time again! The Spellbinders October Club Kits are here!

I will not go into step by step tutorials here, since I made process videos for all of today's projects - I'll just attach some photos! I'll link the videos down below, after each set of cards. You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel and press the bell icon so you never miss a new video! You'll find all the supplies I've used linked in the description boxes of the videos.

As a reminder, Spellbinders have several monthly kits, which are really great! You can subscribe to:

You can find all necessary information about these kits here.  

First up some cards with the October Small Die Kit! I did use the sentiments from the Large Die Kit though!

You can find the process video here:

Next up, my projects with the Large Die Kit! 

The process video, if you want to see how these cards came together:

That's it for today guys! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!